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Guildford Man On The Run From Open Prison

Published on: 3 Jul, 2015
Updated on: 6 Jul, 2015
Mark Chatfield of Albury, convicted burglar.

Mark Chatfield of Albury, absconder from Ford Prison.

Police are looking for a Guildford burgler after he absconded, with another inmate, from Ford Prison.

Mark Chatfield, 39, of Westonfields, Albury, was jailed for four years for burglary in August 2014. In December 2013 he he had broken into a house on Worplesdon Road, Guildford where he was confronted by the 70-year-old woman.

He has links to Surrey, in particular Guildford, Albury and Leatherhead, and to Farnborough in Hampshire.

Chatfield was last seen at the prison at 5am on Thursday (July 2).

He has absconded with a Lee Fudge, 29, who was jailed for life in 2007 for the robbery of a BP garage in Kent that year.

Detective Inspector Dave Grover said: “We need the public’s help to find both men so they can be returned to custody to serve the remainder of their sentences.

“Neither man was from Sussex but we do not know if they have left the county to go back to where they are from or if they are still here.

“If you see them do not approach them but instead call 999.”

Anyone with information is asked to email quoting 47150083661 of 02/07, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
HMP Ford is categorised as a Category D open resettlement prison.
An HM Prison Service webpage states: “HMP Ford accepts offenders with under two years left to serve, of which offences vary. However, the establishment does not accept offenders with current or previous convictions for Arson, some sexual offences and those under the Protection from harassment Act 1997, or restraining codes. Violent offenders may be considered following a thorough risk assessment by the sending and receiving establishment. Offenders should have no history of abscond[ing].”
See also: Guildford Burglar Gets Four Years


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